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White House pushes Medicaid data-sharing
Modern Healthcare

The Obama administration pushed back on a growing drive by Republican governors and members of Congress for increased Medicaid flexibility for states with an initiative that senior officials claimed Wednesday could both save money and improve care. The highlight of the initiative (PDF) is an effort to speed the transfer of Medicare data for patients eligible for coverage under both that program and Medicaid to state Medicaid offices so they can better coordinate such patients’ care.